G-Shock Torture Test:
G-700 Torture Test:
Freeze! Burn! Smash! Drop!
story by John FreeDiver
Is the G-Shock really as tough as Casio says? 1 day off +
2 excitable kids = tough test time. I took my G-700D to task today, here's what
The deep freeze: four hours in the freezer and this is what we get:
Melted the ice and the G700 emerges, working fine, no problems:
My son insisted we show his BK star wars "watch":
The kick: It's a World Cup year, so why not tape the G-700 to the soccer ball
and kick that sucker.
The kick in progress, note the flying G. This is not easy to detect
in the video. Once I
kicked the ball, the G ripped loose (my son had the first kick and it must have
The boil: The G700 does some time in boiling water, approx 3 minutes.
See the G boil on video.
Note the condensation inside the crystal following this torture. The
condensation disappeared after a few minutes, watch working fine.
The toss: Out to the street where my daughter tosses the G700 up in the air and
we watch it bounce off the asphalt.
Video of the toss
The drop: 20+ feet up on the roof, we drop the G700 to the cement walkway below.
The G700 sustains the first real damage of the day, taking a direct hit on the
Game over. G700 working fine and officially tough tested.